Cyber Monday Specials!

reflection sculpture glass bubbles

 

With Thanksgiving behind us and the bruises from Black Friday beginning to fade it’s time to enjoy a kinder, gentler holiday tradition: Cyber Monday! From the comforting warmth of your own home you can join us online for special sale prices.

 

art glass in the emerald ocean pattern

 

This Monday all vases, platters, bowls and art glass are 10% off when purchased online! Use the coupon code ARTGLASSOFFER to get your discount this November 28th. All online orders get entered into our online giveaway December 24th.*  If you need any assistance with your order, our gallery associates would be pleased to help you. 

 

*This offer does not combine with our Gift Card offer which is not valid on Cyber Monday.

Creative Hill Country Christmas!

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Full contact shopping and endless outlet malls have you feeling a little worn at the edges? Escape with your family to the Wimberley Valley for a more relaxing pace filled with traditional Christmas Festivals, fine dining, visits from Santa and holiday music played by a live symphony Orchestra!

 

 Emily Ann Theater and Gardens: Trail of Lights

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 November 26th through December 31st

A Wimberley Tradition and holiday masterpiece the Emily Ann Theater and Gardens Trail of Lights is a Christmas family destination you have to see to believe.  With free parking and 6 sprawling acres of utterly charming lighting displays!

http://www.emilyann.org/trailoflights.html

 

Wimberley Glass Works Live Demonstrations

Wimberley Glassworks Glassblowing Demonstration

Tuesday through Sunday

Artisanal Craftsmanship at its molten finest! Come experience Wimberley Glassworks with their live glassblowing demonstrations Tuesdays through Sunday through the Holiday season. And if you’re feeling adventurous you can join the 2000 year old glass blowing tradition yourself by joining our December 2nd class!  

 

Winter’s Eve: A Christmas Festival

 Winter's Eve Festival in Wimberley

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 5 -10 pm

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Wimberley's classic small town charm. All your favorite shops will be open late and there will be entertainment on several stages, fire pits and local restaurants serving food and drinks. The signature event includes live music, delicious eats and of course Santa will be here and there will be special area set up just for kids. 

http://www.wimberleymerchants.com/

 

Blair House Olde English Christmas Dinner

 Blair House Olde English Christmas Dinner

Saturday December 3rd – Saturday December 24th

Blair House Inn, a Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast, is located in the beautiful village of Wimberley. Known for providing gracious hospitality, attentive service and superb cuisine. This Hill Country treasure is offering a traditional Olde English Christmas Dinner on Saturday evenings in December. Smoked Prime Rib, Yorkshire pudding, and Wild Mushroom Porridge are only a few of the culinary delights that await! 

http://blairhouseinn.com/dining/evening-dinners/

 

Starlight Symphony Orchestra

 Starlight Orchestra

December 18th

Enjoy a jolly, festive experience with the Starlight Symphony Orchestra as it presents a delightful, heart-warming holiday concert themed, "Warm Cookies and Cold Milk." The entire family is sure to enjoy an interactive evening full of traditional holiday favorites guaranteed to spread the holiday cheer. 

 http://www.visitwimberley.com/category/events/index.shtml

Blow off Black Friday

 

Glassblowing craftsmanship at Wimberley Glassworks

Step away from the frantic big-box store Black Friday and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of hot cider, beautiful art and artisanal glassblowing with Wimberley Glassworks. Our team of expert glass blowers will be demonstrating their craft throughout the day with the creation of our limited edition ornaments. Enjoy a cup of complimentary hot cider with your family and friends as you reconnect with the slower pace of age-old craftsmanship.

From 5pm to 7pm our professional glassblowers will cede the Hot Shop floor to our new glassblowing class. See beginning glass blowing enthusiasts try their hand at blowing glass bubbles, shaping a molten glass gather and joining the 2000 year old glass blowing tradition. Special one-day extended hours will keep the shop open and available to visit from 10am to 7pm. 

Our First Ever Glassblowing Class is Now in the History Books

The first-ever Wimberley Glassworks glass blowing class just wrapped up and the glass flowers and papers weights made by our participants have started to cool! In 20 short hours their new works of glass will be ready to pick up and take home. 

 

 [The Glassworks class of 2016.]


Instructor Manda Barnes guided our students through the creation of their own unique works of art, showing each participant how to mold and shape the glass with large metal tweezers, wooden blocks and their own breath. 

 

 [Instructor Manda Barnes demonstrating how to pull glass into pedals for a hand blown glass lily.]

Classes will be held every 1st and 3rd Friday through March. Come join the 2000 year old glassblowing tradition. The next person sitting at the glassblower's work bench could be you!

 

 

[A student at our Friday Night glassblowing class using water soaked wooden blocks to shape a glass paperweight.]

 To learn more, please click here: Glassblowing Classes!

Introducing our first-ever Glassblowing class

Experience Glassblowing!

Glassblowing class
Wimberley Glassworks is proud to offer our first-ever glass blowing class! Experience the thrill of coloring, shaping and creating your own hand blown glass flower or elegant paperweight. Learn from our expert instructors about the history, tools and techniques of glass blowing. Perfect for individuals or couples, these small format classes of between 6 and 10 people offer you an extraordinary opportunity to become part of the 2000 year old glass blowing tradition! Each class is also available as a gift certificate if you’d like to share the experience of glassblowing!

 

Each participant in our new glass blowing class will receive;

Hand blown glass lilies

 

  • Instruction on the 2000 year history and techniques of glass blowing.
  • Blowing a bubble of glass from a glass blowing pipe.
  • Make a glass flower or a paperweight in your choice of available colors.
  • A photograph of your glass blowing experience.
  • A glass flower or paperweight of your own creation, available to be picked up the day after the class is complete. (*)

 

(*) All pieces require a day to cool and may be picked up when this process is complete. Shipping is available, though not included in the price of the class.

 

Eventbrite - Glass Blowing Class

 

Instructor Manda Barnes

Glassblowing instructor Manda Barnes

 

Trained at the College of Creative Arts, Manda Barnes has refined her skills at glass blowing skills at facilities across the Midwest. Manda has been delighting students with her glass blowing classes for 4 years sharing with them her techniques for creating glass tulips and lilies.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimers:

Cotton clothing and closed toe shoes are required for the class. Each client will use a separate blow pipe with the option of using disposable mouthpiece. Safety glasses and gloves must be worn at all times glass is being handled. No alcoholic beverages or drug consumption prior to glass blowing class are permitted. Participation in the class requires that a release of liability be signed by each client. This class is offered as a stand alone glass blowing experience. It is not nor is intended to be formal training for production glass blowing.

Please confirm class time no later than 1 week before time. Cancellations must be at least 24 hours prior to class event. All classes are non-refundable but can be rescheduled.